Born in the Ukraine, Vjatseslav Novikov studied in Kiev under the supervision of legendary professor T. Toplin. For a decade, Novikov played chamber music in the Kiev Trio, which he had founded. In addition he played with several international top vocalists and instrumentalists. Being the number one pianist in Ukraine, he held regular concerts in Moscow and St. Petersburg and performed in all of the Soviet states.
After Novikov moved to Finland a more peaceful time started. In addition to teaching young professionals he performed in Finland, Germany and Ukraine. A new time of success began in 1994 when he performed at Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and won the hearts of the critics and the audience. Since then, he has had acclaimed concerts not only in Finland and Ukraine, but also Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Brasil, Belgium and Estonia.